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Hardin Name Meaning

English: variant of Harding . Altered form of French Hardouin . French: from a pet form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names composed of the element hard ‘hard strong’. This surname is rare in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harding, Harden, Bardin, Harwin, Harlin, Nardin, Hartin, Cardin

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Where is the Hardin family from?

You can see how Hardin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 108 Hardin families living in Kentucky. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hardin's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hardin families in 1840.
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What did your Hardin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hardin. 23% of Hardin men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hardin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardin were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Hardin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Hardin. For the veterans among your Hardin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hardin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hardin in 1942 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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